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  FOX News    Special Report With Bret Baier    News/Business. Bret  
   Baier.  (2012) New.  

    September 26, 2012
    3:00 - 4:00pm PDT  

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we have fox team coverage. ed henry is in kent where the president courted university students today, but we begin with carl cameron in toledo tonight with the romney campaign. good evening, carl. >> reporter: hi, bret. mitt romney's campaign says he has been outspent and out advertised by the obama campaign. now the president inching ahead in the lead, well, challenger now playing catch-up. >> talk is cheap. you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do. if you cut through the word, you look at the record. when you see the policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader, get a new coach, get america growing again. >> reporter: the crowd is raucous. in ohio and florida, must-win state in victory strategy, president leads by ten in ohio, according to the latest
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quinnipiac poll and in florida he leads by nine. real clear politics average of recent polls has the president up five in ohio and three in florida. team romney dispute the public survey, argue they oversample democrats based on outdated 2008 results. pollsters deny it. romney political team insist the unpublished internal data shows it going to the wire. campaigning with the ohio native and golf legend jack nicklaus, romney blasted the president for big government spending. >> if he were re-elected i can assure you it will be $20 trillion of debt. the debt gets passed on to our kids. it's not just bad for the economy. it's not just bad for our job creation. it will in my opinion, it's immoral for to us pass on obligations like that to the next generation. >> romney'sry reserting the economic attack on the president as a new study shows median household income fell 1.1% in august to just over $50,000 a year.
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since june 2009, household income fell $5.7% and they are down 8% since obama took office. romney's blunt assessment is everyone will share in the sacrifice to fix the mess and get people back to work. >> don't expect a huge cut in taxes, i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. but by bringing rates down, we will be able to let small businesses keep more of their money so they can hire more people. >> romney's latest ad is just him, framing the choice. >> big government dependency, versus personal responsibility and liberty. >> we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> reporter: that in effect is romney closing argument that the country can't afford four more years like the last four years and the choice comes down to government dependency, versus self-sufficiency. closing argument for the last 41 days. bret? >> bret: carl, are you getting a sense that governor romney is listening to the critics and becoming more
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aggressive, that he has new messaging? >> reporter: whether listening to critics or following the campaign strategy in last several days they made it more accessible to the press. liceer on the campaign trail. the response from the audience is visible. much more exciting. the aides say he is more confident and he recognizes in a matter of a week he will stand nose to nose with the president on the debate stage. that is likely to leave it to them and rest of the noise is up to voters on election day. >> bret: carl, thank you. the president is trying to shore up one element of his base that came up big for him four years ago. chief white house correspondent ed henry with the obama campaign. >> since early voting start tuesday in ohio, familiar script for president obama on his 29th visit to buckeye state. hitting another university this time bolling green to try to exploit his advantage with young voters. >> on october 2, which is just six days from now.
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you get to start voting. >> reporter: the president is benefiting from the unemployment in the state being point lower than the national average. on an issue that is supposed to be romney's strength the economy, he is trailing the president. with the "new york times" cbs news poll on the question who can better handle it, ohio voters give president edge of 51 to 45%. >> i have woken up every single day doing everything i can to give american workers a fair shot in the global economy. >> there are danger signs. ceos now see slower economic growth for the rest of this year and have lower expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring. the chairman of the round table said in a statement that "down shift in quarterly sentiment reflects continuing concern about the strength of the recovery, including uncertainty over the approaching fiscal cliff." the report from mcanernj
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more significant since he chairs the president export council. >> i know all of us in business or government share the goal strengthening our economy and creating more jobs. >> another vulnerability for the president may be the deficit. he promised to cut it in half by the end of his term but it's now topped $1 trillion for four straight years. the "new york times" cbs news poll found in ohio, romney has a slim four-point lead on the deficit. today, the "washington post" fact checkers gave the president four pinocchios for claiming on cbs' "60 minutes" 90% of the boost in deficit came from leftover bush policies. >> we took emergency actions. that accounts for 10% of this increase in the deficit. >> now the economy is front and center one week from tonight at the first presidential debate. two days later the president gets a september jobs report. interesting a moment ago he told the crowd he wants to export more jobs. quickly correcting himself and said he wants to export more
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products and joked i was channeling my opponent there. bret? >> bret: standing next to carl are you? it looks like carl's backdrop. ed henry -- >> very similar. >> bret: thank you very much. now to the international news. close circuit video of twin bombings at the headquarters in damascus. the first blas was 7:00 in the morning and may have been a diversion. the second came as a white van goes in the complex and then explodes. four army guards were killed in the blast. 14 wounded. one iranian tv reporter killed by sniper fire later in the day. experts say the attacks mark the closest the rebels have been able to get to the inner workings of the bashar assad regime. since the top official was killed months ago. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad pointed the finger at the usual suspects. the u.s. and israel in today's address to most of the united nations general assembly. correspondent jonathan hunt reports as you can imagine, not even was happy to see him.
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>> as around 1,000 people gathered outside the u.n. to protest his appearance, president mahmoud ahmadinejad delivered a speech that was less fiery than many might have expected. the iranian leader took aim at his usual target. the united states and the west. on the jewish holy day of yom kippur, israel, which again called a, "fake government" and part of an arrogant imperialism. >> continual threat by the uncivil used zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bi bitter reality. >> as for the u.s., ahmadinejad said the world domination is responsible for most of the world's problems. it's time, he said, for a new world order >> translator: the situation of the world and the bitter incident of history are due mainly to the wrong management of the world. and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have
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entrusted themselves to the devil. >> reporter: the u.s. delegation wasn'tmen the room to hear the criticism, having decided to boycott the speech because of mr. ahmadinejad's comments earlier this week. described in a statement as paranoid theories and repulsive slur against israel. mr. ahmadinejad will now fly home aboard the iran air jet that is being waiting at joint base andrews. apparently kept there this week for security reasons. after president ahmadinejad made what is likely his last speech to the u.n. given he is due to leave office next summer, egypt islamist president mohammed morsi made his first. he criticized the american free speech laws that allowed an anti-islamic web video to be produced here. like the iranian leader he took aim at israel. >> translator: i call for immediate movement. serious movement. as of now.
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to put an end to colonization, occupation. >> reporter: president morsi also said the civil war in syria must end immediately. he said the regime of assad will fall and when it does the people of syria must and will choose their own democratic government. >> bret: jonathan hunt outside the united nations. thank you. top israeli official tells israeli newspaper that president obama does not give his country the same sense of security that bill clinton did during peace negotiations in 2000. the unnamed official says, "president clinton made us feel like he had our back at camp david. we felt he'd be there if things went bad. president obama doesn't give us the same sense that he'd be there." interesting added part of this story that article was tweeted out by the official press office. today, the president said through the chief spokesperson what many others in the
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administration have already acknowledged, that the deadly attack against u.s. mission in benghazi was, in fact, terrorism. thaw want specifics on what was known before the attack and about the perpetrators afterwards. here is catherine herridge. >> in addition to branding the benghazi attack as terrorism at the u.n. today, secretary of state hillary clinton acknowledged suspected involvement of aqim. >> they are working with other extremists to undermined the transition underway in north africa as we saw in benghazi. >> 15 days after the attack on the consulate, the administration official claimed it was a demonstration that spun out of control, driving a steady drum beat of criticism by republican lawmakers that the president's team was less than fourth coming. >> we have not been told the
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story from the administration. >> armed service committee blamed the administration lack of candor on political calendar. >> we're getting close to election and all think of is they are trying to keep the facts unknown until after the election. >> congressman mckeon and judiciary committee wrote this letter of protest to the president. they site the briefing by secretary of state and director of national intelligence as leave manage questions unanswered. sentiment shared by democrats after the question. >> they are piecing together to try to figure out who perpetrated the attack. >> two republican senators on the foreign relations committee are seeking what they call more timely information. all communications that would include the e-mail and cables between the state department and staff in libya on the security situation and attac attacks. in interview with nbc news, libyan president said the anti-islam youtube clip had nothing to do with it.
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>> [ inaudible ] >> on air force one, white house spokesman jay carney was pushed to explain why the president in the appearance on "the view" had not gone as far as deputy's, and he answered the question he was asked and there is no reason he chose the words he did. beyond trying to provide a full explanation of his views. adding it's our view as an administration, the president's view that it was a terrorist attack. the president daily intelligence briefing and whether he receives it in person or reads it from the ipad is part of the political debate. former intelligence official tells fox that obama is seen as more loose than the predecessors adding it does not mean he is disengaged. given the nature of the briefing the officials said it's personal. often crafted to meet the president's interest and questions. >> bret: thank you. tonight's text to vote question, back to politics. who will win ohio? text sr1 to 36288 if you think it will be president obama. sr2 if you think mitt romney will win the state of ohio. results a little later.
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>> bret: a general strike turned violent today in greece. 50,000 people marched in athens against new spending cuts planned by the government. riot police used tear gas and pepper spray against several hundred demonstrators. meantime, bank of spain warned today that the councilmember of spain is in a deep recession. this came one day after several thousand people con vernaled on the spanish parliament building in madrid. # 4 people were injured when things got out of hand. spain is making major spending cuts and tax hikes. back at home, you have heard
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it before. president obama said at it dozen times. women make less than men. seventy-seven cents for every dollar on average. is that true? chief national correspondent jim angle tonight with a fact check. >> at their convention, democrats waved a feverish campaign for women telling them they are short changed in the work place and the president will save them. the key assertion is women only make 77 cents for every dollar men make. >> if you do the same work as a man you have to be paid the same wage as a man. >> president obama knows women paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn't unfair, it hurts families. >> the president lays it on thick. >> overall woman with a college degree doing the same work as a man will earn hundreds of thousand of dollars less in the course of
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her career. >> one problem arguing they only make 77 cents for the same work. it isn't true. census which produces the figure doesn't pretend it measures equal pay. census official made clear. >> we don't have a way to measuring equal pay for equal work. we try to compare earning of full-time work between men and women. >> census data are a rough measurement of the wages versus all men's wages. without accounting for differences in kind of jobs they true or hours they work. another different, women take time off to bear children. >> women decide what is great for their career and what is great for their kids. >> they work fewer hours to care for the children or ailing elders abthat includes jobs requiring a lot of travel. which demayo pay more.
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>> man works 35 hours and a man may work 50 hours or travels more in the job. >> those sacrifices are often reflected in lower earnings. >> people who work 44 hours per week make 50 p.c. more than people two work 34 hours a week. >> the differences in pay between men and women are largely result of personal choices not discrimination. president recently told "60 minutes" some of the adds were over the top. this issue might fall in that category. bret? >> bret: jim, thank you. stocks were down today on wall street. the dow dropped 44. s&p 500 lost eight. nasdaq fell 24. still ahead -- what the approach to the fiscal cliff is doing to economy right now. first, fox news listens to what the voter of ohio are saying about the presidential election. blan ♪
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>> bret: fox news is listening to voters again tonight and we're staying in ohio, where we have been for much of tonight's program. my colleague bill hemmer talked to residents of a state that could swing the presidential election. >> million of americans, may story is har-breaker. after 11 years in finance, she was let go and risked default on her home. >> i picture the worst case scenario we'll lose our house and lose everything. >> she tried toe refinance and got little help. >> the current administration, current president would have
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us believe he is out for the middle class person and he says the middle class -- that is not correct. >> state unemployment number is 7.2%. ohio's recovery has been uneven. it depends where you are in the state. this past summer, unemployment dropped in half of 88 counties. even at that rate, it will take ohio three yeah years to get back where it was. red hitchson chased his american dream with a high school education and 13 years of hard work. >> you build this company? >> from start to finish. >> he employed 140 people in the town of carol, ohio, on us way back until the economy fell this summer.
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>> a lot o what we hear from industry is it's due to election. >> he laid seven employees and said he can't consider bringing them back to the white house. >> 30 miles north, homemaker henry says he is finally emerging from the recession. he was building 200 homes a year. then he hit a wall. he did not put up a single house for three years. this year, he built five. for him, the election is all about jobs. >> thigh amount buy homes. this is a key. if we go and do the same thing we have done in the last couple of years, see the economy drop back again. >> he will vote for governor romney. >> he took over a mess. >> he needs more time. >> i believe in him. >> you have faith in the
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president? ia. >> you'll vote for him? >> yeah. the latest poll says ohio will fill the reputation as the battleground in america. the race is close but the president holds a slight lead. >> not about whether ohio is doing better. argument between romney and obama. who can do a better job of bringing the country totally back? >> republican governor john kasich argues his policies like reducing taxes and balancing the budget made the difference here. >> nothing else matters other than issue of jobs, economy, and prosperity. who is going to deliver it. >> that is what voters like kim may want to hear. she was out of work and without a lead for a new job, she started her own consulting company from inside the home she was once afraid to lose. as a constant stream of political commercials roll across her television, kim and pat will vote republican, saying they know what they
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want in their next president. >> be strong. >> be the man. stand up. this is what we need to do. i'm going to take full control of this. don't worry. >> this is the way we're going. >> the way ohio goes in november, having picked last eight presidential winners will tell the rest of america a lot. in columbus, ohio, bill hemmer, fox news. >> bret: with that, don't forget tonight's next to vote question. who will win ohio? text sr1 to 36288 for obama. sr2 for romney. results shortly. grapevine is next. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro.
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>> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. new reports subject healthcare spending rose last year despite the obama administration goal to lower costs. customers with employer-sponsored insurance spent 4.6% more last year compared to 2010. there was a 3.8% growth rate. the department of health and human services insists so far the law has saved, the new law saved consumers $1 billion because it december courages insurance companies from arbitrarily raising rates. meantime, a new industry study shows 20% of small business owners are thinking about dropping employee health insurance due to rising cost. the survey released this summer indicated nearly one in every ten employers plan to drop healthcare coverage for
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employees. the same day iran president in the u.s. for visit to the united nations, they issue a travel warning for iranians in canada. the state controlled news agency reports warning is iran yas risk canada risk arrest, attack, expulsion and murder. it proclaims that islam phobia and iran phobia have not stopped in canada. "it's ridiculous and 99% of canadians would share that view." they expelled iranian diplomats earlier in month. new jersey lawmaker wants to crack down on filming reality tv shows. it would allow towns to pay for extra police presence in filming and set other conditions. the bill is called the snookie bill law.
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named after "jersey shore" cast member. they were often shown drunk and loud in public and involved in scuffles. no comment so far from mtv or snookie. >> we are 41 days away from the exelection and 96 away from double whammy at the end of the year. you know it as the fiscal cliff. exploration of the bush era tax cut and start of $1 trillion of budget cuts. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel says it's unsettling to a large segment of the u.s. u.s. economy. >> many small business owners expression anxiety as the u.s. economy facing so-called fiscal cliff. that translates to some 600 billion in tax hikes and government spending cuts. due to take effect in the next year. >> i want to grow and invest in the community. i am holding things back because of the uncertainty. >> survey of the national
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association of neverrers and the independent business revealed 55% say federal regulation, tax, government spending and the cost of health insurance have hurt the economy and their businesses. >> small businesses are on the sidelines. not inclined to invest now until they see what is going to happen between now and the end of the year. >> experts say it's about risk and reward. business owners won't gamble their money when they don't know what the government might impose. >> if we don't maintain the current tax rate, what this means is we'll have to pull back. because it hurts our budget. that means start hiring. >> speaker boehner noted that the house passed a bill for sequestration and would like to extend tax cut for a year to allow time to work on comprehensive tax reform.
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before leaving washington, senate majority leader focused on extending the tax cut for middle class. >> congressional sources says it will be based on who wins the election. >> bret: thank you. does it really all come down to ohio? we will ask the fox all-stars. wrap-up of 2012 when we return. [ male announcer ] introducing a reason to look twice. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future
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i was yesterday with a woman who was emotional and out of work since may. in her 50s. i don't see any prospects. can you help me this i say i'm going to do my best to help you. millions of others like you. 23 million others like her. there are so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an
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economy going again. an creating jobs. >> i don't believe we get far with leaders writing off half a nation as victim who never take responsibility for their lives. as i travel around ohio and look over the crowd i don't see victims. >> romney and president obama both in ohio today. the real clear average of polls in the last 14 days. there are a bunch of polls in this average, including. >> have it up to ten points, some down to about three, four. this average is right at about five points. governor romney also bringing out some other people on the trail with him today. >> cannot aforfour more years of barack obama failed policy. we have need real recovery. >> things i'm baffled by is the existence of the skills gaffe, at the same time as we
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have this crazy unemployment. something is fundamentally disconnected. >> okay, the first guy we probably know if you are a golfer. jack nicklaus, golfing, second guy had to look twice. discovery channel "dirty jobs" host. steve hayes, "weekly standard." a.b. stoddarde, associate editor of hill. and kirsten powers from daily beast. she sat down and said i'll get all the e-mail. i'm in charles krauthammer's chair. yom kippur ends at sunset. >> the empty chair. >> left it in his honor. >> bret: what about today on his trail? ohio, the importance. >> ohio is crucial. if you look at the polls there is so much discussion of the polls, conservatives who believe that democrats are
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oversampled none are trustworthy. you have the main stream medi media. the truth is in between. it's clear that many polls are oversampling and they look more like 2008 turn-out than we would expect. this applies to ohio and nationally as bell and see they are showing momentum in president direction. he picked up support among independents in the poll. good gauge to tell which way the trends of the race. and in this gallup poll, it's registered voters right now. it had been even. romney cited it on the stump and showed one of two polls tied. today it was 50/44 for president obama.
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i think ohio certainly is trending toward obama. it's safe to say that right now. the national polls are showing some movement toward the president. >> bret: say for the sake of arguement that the polls are skewed toward president obama. what he is doing on the stump now, is it different from what he was doing? enough of change of message? winning formula to turn it around? >> he has to change the pitch on the stump. i don't think it's enough of a change to couner the potency of the 47% video that is part of the president stump speech. if he wants to win the presidency he has to campaign like polls are correct. if he doesn't win ohio and virginia there is a tight
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sweep to presidency to 270 for him. florida, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. he is behind in a bunch of them. he has 40 days to do it. a lot of work outside debate. you can't gamble on that. being in ohio is bad news. >> bret: there are some republicans who say listen, it's actually, we don't want to be at this point. but there is something about being behind that would wake people up to say wait a second, we're behind. motivate the troops. the battleground polls, you have to say there oversampling
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aside he is trailing. >> people are trying to explain away the polls. there is a consistent narrative in the polls. in the battleground polls. raising the path romney has to take, it doesn't look good. he is down if florida as well. so the question is what does it take? the problem is you're saying that romney campaign has to wake up but it seems to be a fundamentally flawed campaign. fundamentally flawed candidate. i'm not sure what they can do. midwest, people are supporting obama is the bail-out because romney opposed. >> bret: on the issue of deficit and debt, every poll suggests mitt romney has leg up on this issue. that the president does not seem to do well in pretty much every poll. these are the new ads that are just out. from mitt romney and the obama campaign.
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the first time romney looks in the camera for one of his commercials. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policy will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion how many people are on welfare. >> romney paid 14% in taxes last year on over 13 million in income. almost all from investments. instead of attackk folks who work for a living shoulden we stand up for them? >> bret: i saw, steve, republicans today saying why is governor romney saying we both care about the middle class? if his case on the stump is president obama is letting down the middle class by not dealindealing with the deficit d debt? >> this will the b the 30th time i said this on the panel. i don't like it when the president says the president is a nice guy in over his head. then you have the romney campaign saying look, president obama is lying about what we've done. he has done this, this, this.
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chronny capitalist. dissidents in message. romney campaign, they hear the focus groups and they have the suburban housewife outside of columbus who may have voted for president obama. doesn't want to regret her vote. micro targeting. sending the pitch to the voters. that is the opposite of what they need to do. we saw a softer message from the romney campaign in that ad. we saw a softer romney on the stump. i would do precisely the opposite. go bigger, bolder, make your case. on the bail-out question. romney hasn't mounted a defense. a great defense to be made there. washington insiderrism, give away to the unions and uaw. he would stop that. president obama engaged in it after he said he'd change washington. arguement to be made there but they're not making it. >> bret: iran's president stirs things up again at the united nations. does your phone give you all day battery life ?
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>> translator: the current abysmal situation of the world and abysmal history are due to the wrong management of the world. the proclaimed center of power who entrusted themselves to the devil. continued threats by the uncivillized zionist to resort to military action against your great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> bret: iranian president at the united nations, stirring up again, stirring things up again as he always does in the annual address there. back with the panel. this comes one day after he told reporters this.
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ahmadinejad said, "israel has existed during historical phase to create minimal disturbances that come in picture and then are eliminated." israel has been in middle east for 60 to 70 years with the support and force of the westerners and iran existed for 10,000 years." what is the fall-out of this and what it means? a.b.? >> guest: well, i don't think his annual rant is always interesting. it is dangerous. it's amusing. he was the talk of the world order and everything. the focus is not ahmadinejad this year. it's netanyahu tomorrow. the president tried to talk tough on iran.
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they are running out of time but we prefer diplomacy. the prime minister of israel tomorrow will make clear and be unequivocal what it means to threat to the world, it will put president obama in a tough position to explain why he --ous, once again he didn't meet with anyone this week. i think was shameful. he has no excuse for. what he will do with timeline for iran. >> bret: almost a thumb in the space that the speech happens on jewish holy day, kirsten. and the fact everyone characterizes it as the annual rant and says it's ahmadinejad, what he is saying especially about the quote to reports about eliminating israel at some point somebody has to pay attention to. correct? >> yes. then he says i didn't say that when we know he did.
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he uses to talk about poor usama bin laden's body thrown in water and people should have been notified about it. he is not as consequencial as he used to be. his term is up soon. he takes this as an opportunity to get attention and it's not consequencial as other speeches given, not just netanyahu's but president morsi speech was actually little disturbing for him claiming that there is some sort of organized campaign against islam. there is a lot going on. it's unfortunate that the president wasn't forceful in his speech, anticipation of things they're saying. >> steve, i want to talk about iran. we'll have many times to talk about it. i want to get this in. about libya. and the white house saying that the president now sees it officially as a terrorist attack, although he didn't say it. he said it through jay carney today. review of what he said. what the libyan president said on nbc.
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>> i heard hillary clinton say it was act of terrorism. is it? what do you say? >> we are still doing an investigation. there is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were use used, ongoing assault it wasn't just mob action. that is what we saw. crude and disgusting video caused outrage in the muslim world. >> act of terrorist. >> this was a preplanned attack. not reaction to controversial movie? >> yes. i have no doubt about this. >> do you think the movie had anything to do with this attack? >> not on this attack, not on this attack. it has nothing to do with this attack. >> steve? >> this is a scandal of the first order. president of the united states one honest with the american people. they had known this was a terrorist attack, al-qaeda
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attack. that has been reported by yahoo news and newsweek and we reported it in "weekly standard." everybody knows this and the media doesn't care. >> bret: we'll continue to follow it on fox as we have from the beginning. that is it for the panel. stay tuned to see something interesting about the n.f.l. pos i was born with scoliosis. without shriners hospitals, my life would be completely different. they gave me my future back. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals, today.
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well, if itmr. margin?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question.
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it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you fod a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know.
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>> bret: we asked you who will win ohio 10 percent said president obama. 90% of you said mitt romney. thanks for your votes. we had more than 20,000 of them tonight. finally, the horrible, horrific, awful call made on the last-second touchdown pass that gave seattle seahawks the win over the green bay packers monday. that was for you, steve. it has a lot of people more ready to end the nfl referee lockout. even late night hosts are speculating what is in it for these replacement refs. >> we practice that all the time. >> now, watch this. >> big play, never give up.
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>> look at that they are partying, the refs are partying with the seahawks. what is that all about? what is that all about? >> bret: that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. we are going to continue that libya discussion online. "special report" online starts right now. >> this is the fox report. tonight, the nfl and those locked out referees trying to hammer out a deal. new information on progress. could they really be back this weekend? plus, the president of iran, well, he is talking again and he says the cause of all of the world's problems is the united states. >> there is no doubt that the world is in need of a new orderly. -- order. >> ahmadinejad took the podium here in new york and said america's days at the top are numbered.